Frozen Meets The Thing In This Adorably Vile Claymation Mash-Up

Animator Lee Hardcastle shares his latest creation, a lovingly gory, amazingly accurate claymation sequence that imagines what would happen if the Frozen gang enacted the blood-test scene from John Carpenter's The Thing. » 2/21/15 12:00pm 2/21/15 12:00pm

A Medical Student Ends Up Rooming With A Zombie—And Things Get Silly

Think twice before you cheekily post an for a roommate — wanted dead or alive. A squeamish medical student finds himself with a zombie paying half of his rent and things get adorably gross from there. » 2/19/15 12:20pm 2/19/15 12:20pm

Constantine Tries To Save His Own TV Show In Bizarre Claymation Short

The future of the Constantine TV series looks pretty bleak, but supernatural detective/exorcist John Constantine isn't waiting around to be canceled. He's decided to hunt for his own missing showrunners in this silly, surreal claymated short titled "John Con Noir." » 1/19/15 8:40am 1/19/15 8:40am

What Makes Even The Devil Hate Hell? The Bureaucracy

The Devil just wants to buy a few souls and call it a day, but he's constantly wrapped up in red tape. At least in this short film, he can slip away for a massage—but can he relax even there? » 8/28/14 2:35pm 8/28/14 2:35pm

This creepy claymation ballet is like a Silly Symphony from Hell

The short film Eager begins as a slow dance of undead wraiths, but it eventually takes us to a claymation garden that seems pulled from a particularly nightmarish version of Alice in Wonderland, where the pansies have skull faces and the snap dragons are out to eat everyone else. » 1/13/14 2:40pm 1/13/14 2:40pm

Claymation aliens turn a petty dispute into an all-out animated war

For the latest entry in his Illustrated Aliens series, Andy Martin takes us to Planet Six, where his part-claymation, part-hand-drawn aliens find themselves engaged in a small argument that escalates quickly into a violent battle. The clay will fly. » 7/07/13 10:00am 7/07/13 10:00am

These Aliens Really Want to Put That Baby in the Microwave

Lee Hardcastle, better known as the maker of that delightfully violent penguin-themed claymation remake of The Thing, continues his reign as the early '80s Sam Raimi of the claymation world with this short tale of a baby, a microwave and the alien invasion that desperately wants to bring the two together. I feel… » 12/11/12 7:00am 12/11/12 7:00am

Paranorman trailer shows how to make both adults and kids laugh,…

Is there anything worse than a "kiddie" movie that desperately tries to make adults laugh too, by throwing in dated pop-culture references and in-jokes? Thank goodness the claymation movie Paranorman looks like it's relying on actual, you know, humor. » 3/30/12 3:24pm 3/30/12 3:24pm

Must Watch: Aardman Animations' Ultra-Cute Claymation Batman and…

Aardman Animations, the people behind Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run, are doing new claymation shorts starring DC Comics superheroes as part of Cartoon Network's new DC Nation block of programming. (Which will also include Plastic Man cartoons and a short series about superheroines teaming up called Super Best… » 1/26/12 2:09pm 1/26/12 2:09pm

What if The Thing starred the beloved claymation penguin Pingu?

Watch Lee Hardcastle's beautiful hybrid of the 1980s stop-motion TV show Pingu crossed with John Carpenter's alien horror movie The Thing! We've never seen so much clay penguin blood! Hat tip to syafiqjabar of Mars. » 1/04/12 7:20am 1/04/12 7:20am

Gorgeous stop-motion zombie flick ParaNorman looks like The Goonies

Check out the latest trailer for ParaNorman, a new stop-motion film from the brilliant minds at Laika (the folks behind Coraline). We kind of love the idea of a little kid who can see dead people whose mental psyche hasn't been horrible scarred. » 12/12/11 10:05am 12/12/11 10:05am

Claymation humanizes Godzilla's soppy monster backstory

Turns out Godzilla (or at least a kaiju very similar to Godzilla) is simply misunderstood. Check out this amazing music video that will transport you back to the 1990s, a time when each band had a story to tell via claymation monster. » 12/04/11 6:35pm 12/04/11 6:35pm

The Claymation zombie-killing Chainsaw Maid rises again

Good news, fans of graphic claymation violence! The short "Chainsaw Maid" finally has a sequel, and this one is ten times bloodier than the original. Let the undead clay hordes rise again! Clay cleavage and clay zombies — slightly NSFW. » 11/01/10 11:50am 11/01/10 11:50am

Two New Villainous Movies On The Rise

Two new evil-centric movies are getting buzz: one deals with keeping a retired supervillain's technology out of the hands of terrorists, the other is a claymation villain epic. » 3/26/09 5:35pm 3/26/09 5:35pm

Robot Chicken Presents: Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan, The Opera

Wow, Robot Chicken has truly outdone itself. This adorable claymation rendition of an Italian stage translation of Star Trek II: Wrath Of Khan is fantastic stupendous. Especially the "lowering of the mind control eels" song. » 2/05/09 9:30am 2/05/09 9:30am

Bloody Claymation Zombie Massacre Unleashes Chainsaw Maid

Claymation and hard core zombie-geared violence are the perfect vehicles to telll the story of a family's maid and her struggle to fend off the attacking undead with a chainsaw. This Japanese short is titled "Chainsaw Maid" and is one of the best zombie splatter movies I've have seen in ages. They even attempt to… » 7/01/08 8:40am 7/01/08 8:40am

Claymation Science Heroes Wallace And Gromit Are Coming Back!

The most intrepid space explorers and monster-fighters ever to be made of clay are coming back to our screens later this year, and they've built "robotic kneading arms" to help with their bakery business. The first images from the next Wallace And Gromit short, "A Matter Of Loaf And Death," went online — and they… » 6/12/08 12:03pm 6/12/08 12:03pm

Claymation Alien Explains The Plot Of Lost

The top secret government files of a purple alien, Prometheus, teaching the slightly slow caveman, Bob, are easily among the best science fiction comedy shorts in claymation history. According to the announcer, these tapes were recorded over 900,000 years ago by an alien using a remote controlled camera. See how … » 5/06/08 10:30am 5/06/08 10:30am